Aviva Stadium

Holiday Travel Guide
Aviva Stadium which includes street scenes and modern architecture

Watch a game of rugby or soccer and take a tour of the changing rooms and players’ tunnel to peek behind the curtain.

Aviva Stadium is the national sports arena, where Ireland plays international rugby and soccer games. The structure has a futuristic design and stands in a picturesque area of fields and a canal. Experience the rhapsody and songs of the nation’s passionate fans in this stadium of 51,700 seats.

Arrive at the stadium for a game after booking tickets online. Admire the innovative design of the roof, undulating as it curves around the arena. Capture photos of the majestic stadium at night when it is illuminated in blue, white or yellows.

Go on a guided tour of the stadium for backstage access. It includes paths usually trodden only by Ireland’s athletic heroes and visiting teams. Enter the home team dressing room and imagine preparing for an important game. Walk through the players’ tunnel and picture the bustle on game day in the media center. The tour lasts for an hour.

Not only is the large stadium ideal for echoing the booming sound of the crowd, but it is also a hotspot for concerts. Attend a performance by one of the world’s most popular entertainers in a stadium that has already hosted Madonna, Lady Gaga and Rihanna.

Aviva Stadium opened in 2010 on the site of the Lansdowne Road Stadium which was established in 1872. It has hosted a momentous European soccer final and many international soccer and rugby games. The Irish associations of the two sports share ownership of the structure. Attend one of the occasional U.S. college football games held here. Guided tours are available several times daily year-round except game days.

The stadium is in Sandymount in the southeastern Dublin suburbs. Walk through the quaint village and visit its patisseries and cafés. Try the local favorite of fish and chips, with views of the Irish Sea.

From the Dublin city center, ride the DART train system for 15 minutes to reach Lansdowne Road Railway Station, which is located right at the stadium. You can also take a bus for the 1.5-mile (3-kilometer) journey. Adjust your schedule for heavy traffic on game days, when cars are not allowed near the stadium.

Top Trending Hotels Near Aviva Stadium

Butlers Townhouse
Butlers Townhouse
4 out of 5
44 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Dublin
The price is €60 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
Located in Ballsbridge, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Aviva Stadium and Dublin Port. Trinity College and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre are also within ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (464 reviews)
Great rooms, great staff
"The service was excellent, very helpful staff. Rooms are a little old-fashioned, but very nice and clean. We even had a bath in the room :). Location is great, the walk to the city centre is very pleasant."

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

Butlers Townhouse
Maldron Hotel Pearse Street
Maldron Hotel Pearse Street
4 out of 5
98-107 Pearse Street, Dublin, Dublin
The price is €84 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Located in City Centre Dublin, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Canal, Trinity College and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Dublin Port and O'Connell ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (929 reviews)
"Very nice stay, convenient, good location, good service"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2022

Maldron Hotel Pearse Street
Temple Bar Inn
Temple Bar Inn
3 out of 5
40-47 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin
The price is €79 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb
Located in Temple Bar, this hotel is steps away from Bank of Ireland and Trinity College. O'Connell Street and Grafton Street are also within 5 minutes. Abbey ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (973 reviews)
"Awesome Location in the middle of city center, and close to shops, Pubs and restaurants. Reasonable prices for what you get. Clean property and friendly staff. As far as I know, no parking was available."

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2022

Temple Bar Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links
Tom Dick and Harriet's
St Stephen's Green District Apartments 2
Don't see what you're looking for?
See all available trips from Boston to Aviva Stadium
View all trips

Popular places to visit in Aviva Stadium

Aviva Stadium

Choose two or more items and save on your trip:
Choose two or more items and save on your trip:

Top Hotel Deals

Butlers Townhouse
Butlers Townhouse
4 out of 5
44 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Dublin
The price is €60 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
Butlers Townhouse
Maldron Hotel Pearse Street
Maldron Hotel Pearse Street
4 out of 5
98-107 Pearse Street, Dublin, Dublin
The price is €84 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Maldron Hotel Pearse Street
Temple Bar Inn
Temple Bar Inn
3 out of 5
40-47 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin
The price is €79 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb
Temple Bar Inn
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
4 out of 5
23 Upper O Connell Street, Dublin, Dublin
The price is €105 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
The Marker Hotel - A Leading hotel of the world
The Marker Hotel - A Leading hotel of the world
5 out of 5
Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin, Dublin
The price is €242 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
The Marker Hotel - A Leading hotel of the world
Ariel House
Ariel House
4 out of 5
50 - 54 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Dublin
The price is €97 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb
Ariel House
Sandymount Hotel
Sandymount Hotel
4 out of 5
Herbert Road, Sandymount, Dublin, Dublin
Sandymount Hotel
StayCity Aparthotels Mark St. Dublin
StayCity Aparthotels Mark St. Dublin
4 out of 5
12-17 Mark Street, Dublin
The price is €108 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
StayCity Aparthotels Mark St. Dublin
Ballsbridge Gardens
Ballsbridge Gardens
3.5 out of 5
Derrynane Gardens, Dublin
Ballsbridge Gardens
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.